Humanities Mellon Scholars Program

The Humanities Mellon Scholars program allows selected transfer students from the Foothill De Anza Community College District and our other partner institutions to study the humanities at USF.  This program offers financial benefits, internships, individual mentorship, and a community of support to assist transfer students in completing their degrees and enhancing their study of the humanities. 

This program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, responds to a growing need for professionals who are skilled in innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving. Studying the humanities is a powerful way to develop these abilities. By examining the records of human experience — including the visual arts, literature, film, and philosophy — students develop a lifelong practice of inquiry that fosters deep knowledge and wisdom about the past and present, and guides them in imagining the future.

Humanities Mellon Scholars complete university transfer requirements at Foothill and De Anza colleges or from their transfer institutions. Eligible students will be invited to apply, and upon acceptance students are guaranteed a transfer pathway in a humanities program at USF’s College of Arts and Sciences.